Millions of native animals and large volumes of wildlife products are trafficked domestically and internationally in and from Brazil each year, but a lack of good quality data, data sharing, and enforcement co-ordination between states and federal authorities conceal the true extent of the illicit trade finds a new TRAFFIC report, Wildlife Traff

A higher level of preparedness is urgently needed to prevent and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Africa, including additional resources for testing and to reduce the impact on households and the economy, the African Development Bank said in its new Southern Africa Regional Economic Outlook.

The Asian Development Bank conducted a Philippine enterprise survey from 28 April to 15 May 2020 to gauge the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the business community. Questions focused on production, finance, workforce, supply chains, and other issues.

The COVID-19 crisis has thrown into sharp focus the importance of digital connectivity in daily life. As many countries underwent lockdown periods, digital infrastructure was critical to mitigate the impact of stay-at-home restrictions.

The monsoon floods of the year 2020 has an overall impact on the Northern, North-Eastern and South-Eastern region of Bangladesh. The floods has impacted 21 districts of Bangladesh with moderate to severe impact on 16 Districts. Highest peak of the flooding was predicted to be at the Bahadurabad point, with 71% probability of high flooding.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) on July 24, 2020 issues the Consumer Protection (Administrative Control over the State Commission and the District Commission) Regulations, 2020 in supersession of the Consumer Protection (Administrative Control over the State Commission and the District Commission) Regulations, 2018.

The Republic of Tanzania is an agriculture-based economy. Agriculture contributes 28% of the gross domestic product (GDP), employs 88% of the working population and accounts for between 50% and 66% of exports. Climate change is rapidly emerging as a significant risk affecting agriculture, food and nutrition security in Tanzania.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on July 23, 2020 has issued the draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2020 to further amend Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011.

The midline survey gathered information at the household-level on agricultural practices, changes made on those over time and in particular since the baseline, sources of weather, climate and agriculture related information, livelihood/agriculture/natural resource management strategies pursued and the current risk management, mitigation and adap

Cooperative credit is currently an option in close to 2500 municipalities in Brazil, with an specially large presence in the countryside areas.

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